The battle continues with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with massive playable roster

During this morning’s Nintendo Direct for E3 2018, Masahiro Sakurai, a director at Sora Ltd., introduced the latest title in the Super Smash Bros. franchise: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Cover art for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

As a Nintendo Switch-only title (sorry Nintendo 3DS fans), this game will include every player ever in the Super Smash Bros. series. That means the Ice Climbers are back. Snake returns. So does Wolf, Young Link and Pokémon Trainer. Cloud is still here. There’s also some new faces: Inkling from Splatoon and Ridley from Metroid. The roster is an astounding 65 playable characters.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Mario
  2. Donkey Kong
  3. Link
  4. Samus
  5. Yoshi
  6. Kirby
  7. Fox
  8. Pikachu
  9. Luigi
  10. Ness
  11. Captain Falcon
  12. Jigglypuff
  13. Peach /Daisy ε
  14. Bowser
  15. Ice Climbers
  16. Sheik
  17. Zelda
  18. Dr. Mario
  19. Pichu
  20. Falco
  21. Marth / Lucina ε
  22. Young Link
  23. Ganondorf
  24. Mewtwo
  25. Roy
  26. Mr. Game & Watch
  27. Meta Knight
  28. Pit / Dark Pit ε
  29. Zero Suit Samus
  30. Wario
  31. Snake
  32. Ike
  33. Pokémon Trainer with Squirtle
  34. Pokémon Trainer with Ivysaur
  35. Pokémon Trainer with Charizard
  36. Diddy King
  37. Lucas
  38. Sonic
  39. King Dedede
  40. Olimar
  41. Lucario
  42. R.O.B.
  43. Toon Link
  44. Wolf
  45. Villager
  46. Mega Man
  47. Wii Fit Trainer
  48. Rosalina & Luma
  49. Little Mac
  50. Greninja
  51. Mii Fighter Brawler
  52. Mii Fighter Swordfighter
  53. Mii Fighter Gunner
  54. Palutena
  55. Pac-Man
  56. Robin
  57. Shulk
  58. Bowser Jr.
  59. Duck Hunt
  60. Ryu
  61. Cloud
  62. Corrin
  63. Bayonetta
  64. Inkling
  65. Ridley


Sakurai mentioned there are many changes to the gameplay mechanics to improve the experience — some are subtle, other’s much more noticeable. Smash attacks are shorter to allow the game to resume quicker, Fire Emblem mainstays Roy and Marth now speak English instead of Japanese, with the Villager, you can see what items they’ve pocketed, R.O.B. has an indicator on his chassis showing how much longer it can hover in the air for. Daisy, Lucina, Dark Pit are “echo fighters”, which use the same skill set as Peach, Marth and Pit respectively, and are identified by the “ε” epsilon next to their name. Also, all current Super Smash Bros. amiibo figures are supported. But there’s more! Nintendo is releasing a GameCube controller compatible with the Switch for those who are miss the days of the console’s comfort and layout.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes out on December 7th, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.

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